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'Give blood' t-shirt motif

Nurses who donate blood are urged to keep their appointments in the run-up to Christmas

Blood stocks can drop in festive period as donor bookings are missed or cancelled

Kenneth Brady

Nurse restored to register after alcohol misuse says ‘it should be easier to get help’

Kenneth Brady was struck off by Nursing and Midwifery Council for six years

Helen Whyley

RCN Wales appoints new interim director

Helen Whyley, a nurse who advised government on safe staffing levels, replaces Tina Donnelly

Anne Marie Rafferty

RCN announces new president and deputy president

Anne Marie Rafferty and Yvonne Coghill will take up their posts on 1 January

boys and girls dress up in nurse's uniform

How a ‘real’ nurse’s uniform for children could help banish the old stereotypes

Nurse leader wants to end profession's gender bias, starting with the dressing-up box

Red dot campaign aims to get people talking about pressure ulcer prevention

NHS Improvement launches its winter campaign as part of #StopThePressure

Evidence and Practice

Lisfranc injury

Lisfranc injury: assessment and management in emergency departments

Injuries to the tarsometatarsal joint complex, also referred to as a Lisfranc injury, are...

Asthma

Nursing management of paediatric asthma in emergency departments

Childhood asthma is a complex disease which may be resistant to treatment and varies in its...

Four-hour target

Should I be more concerned about patient care or the four-hour target?

UK emergency departments (EDs) are high-pressure environments focused on delivering care in...

GPs’ opinions of discharge summaries generated by advanced nurse practitioners in emergency care settings

GPs’ opinions of discharge summaries generated by advanced nurse practitioners in...

Aim Clinical handover at the point of discharge is critically important. It generally occurs...

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 3: enabling and supporting delivery of compassionate care

Compassion in emergency departments. Part 3: enabling and supporting delivery of...

In the final part of this three-part series, David Hunter and colleagues analyse the factors...

Multidisciplinary team attitudes to an advanced nurse practitioner service in an emergency department

Multidisciplinary team attitudes to an advanced nurse practitioner service in an...

Aim The aim of this study was to examine an emergency department’s (ED) multidisciplinary...

Features

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Advanced practice: which path should nurses take?

How the advanced clinical practitioner role could affect the future of nursing

Jo McConnell

Stopping sensory overload in emergency departments for people on the autism spectrum

A deputy sister in Northern Ireland has set up a hospital quiet room to help patients cope

Sepsis

Sepsis: how one ED has achieved a 70% rise in patients receiving life-saving treatment...

Cambridge hospital trust uses digital technology to provide faster access to sepsis care in...

RCN chair: Adamant nurses must use their voice

RCN chair Maria Trewern is full of hope for the profession – and wants to give members more...

Hand hygiene needn’t mean sore skin

A new guide from the RCN shows how to combine hand hygiene with skin care

Opinion

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What is a hospital receptionist’s duty of care?

Following a Supreme Court ruling, emergency department clerical staff may require closer...

CPR

CPR: unified approach to implementing advanced care plans vital for ambulance crews

Pre-hospital systems for respecting end of life wishes need to be explored for true person-...

New 'duty to refer' homeless act emphasises role of nurses

Initiating change in the care of a homeless person is hard, but it can be done

Students

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

On the front line with a paramedic

A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and...

Careers

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‘Have good judgement, but don’t be judgemental’

Miriam Kasztura works to improve outcomes for frequent attenders to the ED

60 seconds with sepsis specialist nurse Clair Sandy

Sepsis specialist nurse Clair Sandy talks about her work and her best lesson from nursing

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‘Be prepared to work outside your comfort zone’

Senior charge nurse Susan Macaulay describes what it takes to work in an emergency...

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